SAN FRANCISCO -- Manager Bruce Bochy said that the Giants will announce their final roster cuts Saturday to trim the contingent to the Opening Day limit of 25.
The Giants entered Friday with a 29-man spring roster. Two of the subtractions are obvious, as second baseman Marco Scutaro (back) and left-hander Jeremy Affeldt (right knee) will go on the 15-day disabled list.
With Scutaro sidelined, infielder Brandon Hicks, a non-roster invitee who entered Friday hitting .364, likely will earn an Opening Day roster spot.
"I think he's the perfect utility player," Bochy said.